Silent Night is a few hours away. Most children around the world are expecting a rewarding present from Santa Claus.
On the same earth, there are some children naked due to poverty. Not only one, but many of them:
here, here and here.
In the middle of traffic, this boy has been left unattended, unknowing the potential danger.
On our same planet, a nation exists besides unexplored mines, poverty, malnutrition and hunger. Living in animal condition but they are human, like us. Before the need of a bible, they need our help to survive.
Please give them a thought. Please give them a prayer. And please give them some help.
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seb36 (1060) 2006-12-23 15:33
Thanks for sharing those thoughts.
maximage (15537) 2006-12-23 15:47
Image insolite et belle que cet enfant tout nu sur cette route poussiéreuse!
La voiture au loin laisse penser qu'il court un danger immédiat, ce qui donne un coté encore plus dramatique à cette image très forte.
Polonaise (5802) 2006-12-27 0:33
This time, I'm not getting your message, Thanh.
Where is that poverty you are talking about.
And why should we take care of these kids ?
We are not the parents of these kids.
Where are their parents?
The ONLY people on the face of our planet, that should take care of the kids are their parents.
If parents are NOT taking care of their kids, NOTHING in the world is able to do it for them.
If parents are NOT taking care of their kids, the ugly hell breaks loose and there is no remedy for it (so far).
We, the world - We don't know how to take care of somebody else kids.
We, the world - we NOT suppose to take care of somebody else kids.
We can take care, serious care about their parents.
Very, very serious care...I've got itchy fingers and big mouth to take care of their parents...But even that...We are not able to do it...
We really don't know how to.
We, the world , we are totally helpless about the problem of not fully developed human beings, who are not able to provide for their kids.
Thousands years of civilizations and there are people out there, who are not able to provide for their kids. Against all odds. Abundance of re-sources on Earth and they are not able to feed their kids. To provide the shelter for them.
And you insist on talking to us, your friends on TE, to help the kids we don't even know?
It's Christmas time Thanh, and what have YOU done? Yes YOU, Thanh?
You've been there. You photographed these kids.
Did you ask them "Where are your parents?
Did you take their small hands and asked: Lead me to your home, to your parents. I want to talk to them?
Did you do that simple, logical thing?
Talked to the parents?
The ONLY people in the universe that suppose take care of these things.
No ? You didn't ?
Than, NOTHING will change.
For the next millennia, some human beings will produce kids and waiting for somebody else to take care of them.
And never, ever world will take care of them. EVER.
The world has no name. No address. No nationality. No society law and tradition. The world is everybody and that means nobody.
The parent has name, and address, and nationality, and law, and tradition, and instinct, and...
And if the parent doesn't poses these virtues...?
Oh, well...We're seriously screwed up then, right at every Christmas time...
OK...OK...Not every Christmas time... Just the last two thousand times... That's all !
All the best for you, Thanh.
PS: I'm not a doctor, but those kids look very healthy and quite happy, to me...
Maybe the world isn't such a bad place after all...
PS 2: Great photo, though...
- Copyright: Ngy Thanh (ngythanh) (8456)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 24-70mm L, SanDisk Ultra II 2Gg
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/750 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-23 15:26
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